BOHEMIA, NY - Dayton T. Brown, Inc. (DTB) has been awarded a contract for $2.4 million from Metro-North Railroad (MNR) for engineering and support services associated with Positive Train Control (PTC).
With the approaching Federal Railroad Administration deadline of 2020 for operational PTC systems installed on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), MNR has chosen DTB to support field work associated with PTC implementation.
“We’re extremely proud that MNR has recognized the value that DTB brings to the table in assisting with the implementation of Positive Train Control,” remarked Tom Volpe, Senior Director of Business Development for DTB. “Our subject matter experts have unique experience and decades of relevant experience in this arena, and we can’t wait to get started on this project.”
DTB will provide rapid response teams to visit 90 locations on MNR property and the NEC to verify the operation of the PTC radio cases. The radio case is the heart of the PTC system and will provide critical safety data for onboard PTC systems, cab signaling, track transponders, wayside interlocking, dispatch control systems, and road worker protection systems. This data will be used to determine the criteria for emergency stopping, speed restrictions, location of the train, the allocation of tracks, and communications between tenant railroads throughout the NEC.
Given the urgency of the project, work on this contract is expected to begin immediately, with on-track field work expected to begin by the end of the year. Implementation of PTC is anticipated to have a major positive impact on railroad safety in the near future.
About Dayton T. Brown, Inc.
Dayton T. Brown, Inc. (DTB) has been synonymous with the pursuit of excellence and customer service for over 65 years. As a leader in the fields of engineering, testing, and technical services, DTB has gained national respect and recognition. The Company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered on 32 acres in Bohemia, NY. Today, the Company is comprised of two divisions, whose operations are widely diversified.
The Engineering & Test Division conducts tests on aerospace and defense systems, life support and survival equipment, and automobile, rail, transit, and other systems. Standalone engineering services include component and system evaluation, design and fabrication of specialized test equipment, field data acquisition, instrument calibration, design and failure analysis, preparation of test procedures, product improvement services, and reverse engineering services.
The Technical Services Division provides technical documentation, communication, and logistics/maintenance planning services. Typical publication and graphic art services include technical writing, technical illustration and graphics, data conversions, and parts listing. Logistics services include parts provisioning, supportability analysis, level of repair analysis, and other maintenance planning services.